When you are outdoors, it can certainly change your routine. Whether you are on an outdoor adventure for fun or on a mission for work, you may need to adjust your workout routine to match the environment. Here are the top workouts you can do outdoors so you can stay fit even when the gym is out of the question.
One of the easiest workouts you can do outdoors is running. Running requires no extra equipment so you can just go whenever you have the free time. It is also one of the best cardio options out there, so you can push yourself and test your limits or keep at a steady pace to keep things in check. The key to running in the wild is to find some ground that is safe for running. You don't want to go for a run over rocky or dangerous terrain because it will lead to problems like injuries and even joint damage over time. Choose areas for running that are flat and safe. Remember, running doesn't have to be long distance to get the benefits. If you only have a small area suitable for running and you traverse it over several times until you get in a good workout, that is still a great way to get your fitness on in the outdoors whether you covered a lot of ground or not.
- HIIT workouts
Another great workout you can do outdoors is a HIIT workout. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts use moves you already know how to do for the most part, such as burpees, jumping jacks, or running in place, and makes you run through the moves as fast as you can with rest intervals in between sets. This is one of the easiest ways to get in a good workout without requiring equipment. You can even create your own routine to customize it to your needs and goals. The goal is to get your heart rate up so whatever you do, do it with gusto.
- Partner workouts
If you have a buddy with you, there are a lot of partner workouts you can do together. Partner workouts are specific moves where you use the weight of your partner to help you tone muscles through movement. In order for this to work, you will both need to be familiar with this type of workout and know some basic moves, but it can be a fun way to stay fit.
- Body resistance moves
One of the best workouts you can do outdoors is body resistance work. Similar to the partner style workout of using body weight, body resistance moves can be performed all alone with the right mindset and equipment. When we say equipment, we mean doing pull-ups on a strong tree limb or weight lifting with a rock that is challenging but not dangerous for your fitness level.